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The Unofficial Guide to

Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.comThis book will help you get the most out of your subscription by showing you how to take advantage of all the world’s biggest genealogy website has to offer–and how to find answers to your family tree questions within its 14 billion records, 60 million family trees and 32,000 databases.

Author: Nancy Hendrickson
Print: $17.46
Kindle: $11.99

Kindle Unlimited members can read this book for free.

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How to Find the Collections for Your Area

Discovering the collections that are available in the areas where your ancestor lived not only gives you inspiration on what to explore, but also potentially opens up more records. Collections that are not yet indexed, but are only browseable images, won’t appear when you do a search. Finding that collection is your first step to finding more records.

Source: How to Find the Collections for Your Area – Ancestry Blog

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U.S. Naturalization Records –

Ancestry has added and updated a number of naturalization records during June. You’ll find the complete list along with a search form at the U.S. Naturalization Records page. Here’s a brief look at the information that can be found in these records.

This database consists of naturalization records from U.S. District Courts. These record have been indexed so that the below fields are searchable.

  • Name
  • Birth Date
  • Birth Place
  • Immigration Year


Additional information that may be provided in the original records includes:

  • Place of Residence
  • Occupation
  • Date of Departure
  • Place of Departure
  • Place of Arrival
  • Spouse’s Name, Birth Date, and Residence
  • Number of Children
  • Each child’s Name, Birth Date, Birth Place, and Residence

Source: U.S. Naturalization Records –